Travel Planning
Poland
Travel Planning
Poland

Poland at a Glance

Poland is filled with medieval castles, Teutonic strongholds and bucolic little churches. Explore the urban areas for unparalleled architectural splendor, nightlife and culture, but head for the countryside for adventure, recreation and simple surprises everywhere.

Urban Warsaw was flattened during WWII and is now a sprawling city filled with new art, music and culture. Head to a highbrow Chopin festival, or cozy up to an indie band in a bar. Thrash around to punk, or hit up a jazz club. Visit the new Jewish Museum, or take a walking tour on the city's Jewish Heritage Trail.

Krakow has retained much of its old architecture and walking through its streets can be like a time travel trip. Look at Gothic churches, Renaissance splendors and impressive art Nouveau monuments. Visit the old Jewish quarter which still displays the tragedies of WWII. Don't forget to sample the treats that Krakow's cooks and chefs prepare. Whether its home cooked meals you are after, or delicious sweets. There will always be something yummy to nosh on as you explore beautiful Poland.

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Popular Places
  • Krakow Krakow
  • Warsaw Warsaw
  • Gdansk Gdansk
  • Kazimierz Dolny Kazimierz Dolny
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice
  • Major Airport Warsaw-Chopin International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Poland if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can use the U.S State Department website to learn more about traveling in Poland.

Need to Know

Severe Weather: Poland has warm summers and cold winters. Watch out for ice and snow if you drive and dress warmly to avoid discomfort or frostbite. 

Safety Concerns Watch out for pickpockets in urban areas, train stations and tourist hot-spots. Protect valuables by not leaving them in your car or by placing them in a hotel safe. Tourists with cars with foreign plates should consider monitored parking during the night due to the attention that thieves pay to foreign cars.

Health Concerns Poland's drinking water varies by location and many travelers find it easiest to stick with bottled. 

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